Galbraith last in line to launch TV primary ads

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Peter Galbraith released on Tuesday his first television ad for the primary season. He is the last Democratic contender to get on the airwaves ahead of the Aug. 9 primary. The ad, which is set to begin airing on Wednesday, portrays Galbraith as an unflinching champion of progressive policies. The campaign made […]

Photo gallery: 2016 Montpelier Fourth of July parade

Beauty queens, activists and politicians entertained the crowd

Dunne embraces universal primary care as step to single-payer

The former state senator from Windsor County said he would fix Vermont Health Connect, embrace payment reform under the all-payer model, and then enact universal primary care.

Wind development, economy dominate Kingdom candidate forum

The forum’s venue sits practically in the shadow of turbines on the Lowell Mountain ridge, and all four of the candidates who attended distanced themselves from the energy source.

Matt Dunne for Governor Releases Second TV Ad

News Release — Dunne for Governor June 28, 2016 Contact: Jessica Bassett, Communications Director Email: [email protected] Phone: 802-448-0895 Matt Dunne for Governor Releases Second TV Ad: “Right Here in Vermont” White River Junction, VT – Today, Matt Dunne for Governor started airing its second tv ad, “Right Here in Vermont,” focused on Matt’s plans to […]

Dunne proposes tax relief, other programs to aid elders

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Matt Dunne has unveiled a series of proposals aimed at helping Vermont’s aging population, promising chiefly to ease the tax burden on seniors’ Social Security income. While Social Security benefits are taxed federally, Dunne said that if elected he would work to make the income exempt from state taxes for families earning […]

Southern Vermont economy gets eye of gubernatorial hopefuls

In Brattleboro on Tuesday, five candidates for governor discussed potential solutions for the region’s economic troubles and debated statewide issues including the minimum wage.

Candidates for governor square off on community health issues

“It’d be great to see some plans for action and how they’re going to fund it,” said Julie Tessler, the executive director of the Vermont Council of Developmental and Mental Health Services.

Matt Dunne Receives Major Endorsement from Rights & Democracy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 24, 2016 Contact: Jessica Bassett, Communications Director Email: [email protected] Phone: 802-448-0895 Matt Dunne Receives Major Endorsement from Rights & Democracy Upper Valley Young Liberals also Endorses Matt’s Candidacy Burlington, VT – Rights & Democracy, a grassroots organization working for progressive policies, has endorsed Matt Dunne for Governor, citing his proposals […]

Community Organizations Host June 27 Gubernatorial Forum: ‘Community Health and Support Services’

News Release — Howard Center June 22, 2016 Contact: Martie Majoros [email protected] BURLINGTON, VT— Gubernatorial candidates Matt Dunne, Peter Galbraith, Bruce Lisman, Sue Minter, and Phil Scott will participate in a forum focused on “Community Health and Support Services” in Burlington on Monday, June 27. The event is presented by Vermont Care Partners, The Vermont […]

Irasburg Prepares for June 29 Kingdom County Gubernatorial Debate

News Release — Kingdom County Forum June 21, 2016 Media contact: Judith Jackson 802-754-9968 / 802-673-5533 [email protected] Five Vermont gubernatorial candidates will meet for “Kingdom County Debate” on Wednesday, June 29, at 6 p.m. in local riding arena Irasburg, Vt.—Preparations are under way in the Northeast Kingdom town of Irasburg for the Kingdom County Debate, […]

Dunne goes beyond full disclosure to poke rivals about donors

All statewide candidates must file a financial report July 15. In making a voluntary one now, Matt Dunne not only made an issue of transparency but highlighted his war chest in the Democratic race for governor.

Vermont Interfaith Action Sponsors a New Kind of Candidates Event

News Release — Vermont Interfaith Action June 14, 2016 Contact: Debbie Ingram Executive Director Vermont Interfaith Action (802) 651-8889 office (802) 310-4625 cell On Wednesday, June 15, from 6:15 to 8:30 pm, Vermont Interfaith Action (VIA) will host “Conversations with the Candidates” at Ohavi Zedek Synagogue in Burlington (188 N. Prospect St.) for the Democrats […]

Dunne invokes Sanders in first TV ad on Democratic side

Matt Dunne has unveiled the first TV ad of the Democratic gubernatorial primary race, a 30-second spot looking to tether his work and policies to Bernie Sanders. “What Bernie Sanders started, we need to finish,” Dunne begins the ad. “This campaign is about making Bernie’s vision a reality right here in Vermont.” In October, Dunne […]